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by Tim Scrafton
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Same Actor, Same Character, Different Show
Replies: 23
Views: 3516

Re: Same Actor, Same Character, Different Show

Michael Sheard played Hitler in; The Tomorrow People, Rogue Male, Dirty Dozen: The Next Mission, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade...

Robert Hardy numerous times (6?) as Winston Churchill.
by Tim Scrafton
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Get Some In
Replies: 20
Views: 3681

Re: Get Some In

There is or was an interview on YouTube, very informal, with Tony Selby. He talks about Get Some In, but he's a bit bitter about it as after Lindsay left and went on to bigger successes, he allegedly had repeats of GSI blocked which Selby was unhappy about as he had a big part in it and he thought t...
by Tim Scrafton
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Jane Freeman (1935-2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 895

Re: Jane Freeman (1935-2017)

Nice obit. I saw her with Kathy Staff and Hugh Lloyd in the play mentioned, "Sailor Beware!". It was an excellent production, which elicited several curtain calls as I remember! Nice to meet her briefly afterwards too.
by Tim Scrafton
Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Memory of a ghost story...
Replies: 2
Views: 688

Re: Memory of a ghost story...

Although I've not seen it, could it be "Nobody's House"?
by Tim Scrafton
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: 1990s radio comedy about cult tv memory help please
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

Re: 1990s radio comedy about cult tv memory help please

Fab TV - of course, thanks!

yes, I remember The Preventers also.
by Tim Scrafton
Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: 1990s radio comedy about cult tv memory help please
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

1990s radio comedy about cult tv memory help please

Wracking my brains and trying to find out the title of the series, and episodes, of a radio comedy series from the 90s that I think Morwenna Banks was in, and spoofed 'cult' 1960s ITC type television shows. for example there was one based on The Prisoner, another on Randall and Hopkirk deceased etc....
by Tim Scrafton
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Avengers" missing episode found (+ other TV gems)
Replies: 57
Views: 9944

Re: "The Avengers" missing episode found

Does anybody know the source of this find, and does it have anything to do with the activities of Phillip Morris?
by Tim Scrafton
Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Kenny Baker
Replies: 0
Views: 445

Kenny Baker

Much loved for his portrayal of R2-D2 in the Star Wars films, died today, aged 83.
by Tim Scrafton
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Gareth Thomas
Replies: 8
Views: 1934

Gareth Thomas

Forever linked to Blake's 7 as the titular hero, but a great career also on stage and in plays such as Play for Today 'Stockers Copper'. Sad news.
by Tim Scrafton
Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network 40% off Spring Sale.
Replies: 8
Views: 1941

Re: Network 40% off Spring Sale.

Ordered a few titles, I do like to pick up stuff from their British Film section. Some great great gems in there of largely forgotten stuff.
by Tim Scrafton
Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Reg Whitehead
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Reg Whitehead

Famed amongst the Doctor Who fan community for his turns as an extra, most notably appearing as Cybermen and Yeti in the 1960s.
by Tim Scrafton
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Charles Endell Esq
Replies: 8
Views: 2290

Re: Charles Endell Esq

Is that for real? Looks a bit suspect to me.
by Tim Scrafton
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: George Gaynes
Replies: 1
Views: 531

George Gaynes

Aged 98, famous as Commandant Lassard in the 'Police Academy' films.
by Tim Scrafton
Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Norman Hudis
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Norman Hudis

Writer famed for the early run of 'Carry On' films, aged 93.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/peopl ... 62836.html
by Tim Scrafton
Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Dad's Army - A stripe For Frazer (animated)
Replies: 14
Views: 2864

Dad's Army - A stripe For Frazer (animated)

Am a bit surprised not to see any buzz on here about the recently animated long lost episode of Dad's Army, 'A Stripe For Fraser'. Anyway, I gave it a watch a couple of nights back, and have to say thoroughly enjoyed a tremendous effort on behalf of the team who put it together. http://www.bbc.co.uk...
by Tim Scrafton
Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Robert Banks Stewart
Replies: 2
Views: 844

Robert Banks Stewart

Died aged 84, exceptional writer for television, Bergerac, Shoestring, Doctor Who etc.
by Tim Scrafton
Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Mike Leigh on BBC Store
Replies: 8
Views: 1640

Re: Mike Leigh on BBC Store

Fair comment, only please do give me a call when they start uploading the RARE stuff that isn't available on another format at a cheaper price!
:p
by Tim Scrafton
Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Mike Leigh on BBC Store
Replies: 8
Views: 1640

Re: Mike Leigh on BBC Store

Call me old fashioned, but it would be cheaper to get the DVD box set!

Nice idea though!
by Tim Scrafton
Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: David Bowie (1947-2016)
Replies: 4
Views: 1281

Re: David Bowie (1947-2016)

An indescribable loss. Never before has the title of this section of the forum been more relevant.
by Tim Scrafton
Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: William Hartnell on Desert Island Discs
Replies: 11
Views: 2176

Re: William Hartnell on Desert Island Discs

It's currently available to hear on a popular 'tubular' shaped upload site, simply by searching for 'Willoam Hartnell desert island discs'. :)
by Tim Scrafton
Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Barrie Ingham (1932-2015)
Replies: 7
Views: 1375

Barrie Ingham (1932-2015)

Toby Hadoke has reported the passing of this popular actor on Facebook this morning. Many credits include lively turns as Robin Hood, and also in the first of the 60s Dalek movies.
R.I.P.
by Tim Scrafton
Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Pauline Yates (1929-2015)
Replies: 4
Views: 1120

Pauline Yates (1929-2015)

Best known of course as being the long suffering wife to Rossiter's Reggie Perrin. R.I.P.
by Tim Scrafton
Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Gottfried John (1942-2014)
Replies: 1
Views: 603

Gottfried John (1942-2014)

Don't know if this got mentioned, but Gottfried John, one time 'Bond' Baddie (Goldeneye) passed away 1st of September. Only just read about this, and didn't see a mention here. R.I.P.
by Tim Scrafton
Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Maggie Stables
Replies: 1
Views: 635

Maggie Stables

Actress best known for her Doctor Who Big Finish audio companion, Evelyn Smythe. R.I.P.
by Tim Scrafton
Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Angus Lennie ( 1930 – 2014)
Replies: 5
Views: 1296

Re: Angus Lennie ( 1930 – 2014)

The chef who vanished, and who was a seventh son of a seventh son.
by Tim Scrafton
Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Jane Baker
Replies: 1
Views: 585

Jane Baker

Jane Baker, wife of Pip, writers of Doctor Who episodes in the 1980s.
by Tim Scrafton
Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Terry Richards (1932-2014)
Replies: 0
Views: 505

Terry Richards (1932-2014)

Just spotted this, died aged 81 on the 14th June. Stunt man famous for his sword twirling and being shot by Indiana Jones... Great scene. Several James Bond films too, across an impressive 50 year career. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/terry-richards-dead-star-wars-stuntman-who-featured-in...
by Tim Scrafton
Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Film/TV clichés
Replies: 120
Views: 14892

Re: Film/TV clichés

Simon Coward wrote:
Tim Scrafton wrote:Watching the Public Eye episode 'Lifer' tonight it features a newspaper cutting shouting 'Stafford charged - its murder!' always gets my goat to see this happen!!
That's terrible - they missed out an apostrophe!
Bless, lol!
by Tim Scrafton
Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Film/TV clichés
Replies: 120
Views: 14892

Re: Film/TV clichés

Hmm, perhaps, not usually about murders and serious current affairs. However I don't read The Daily Mail etc, so maybe I am excluding the nonsense of the red tops. :p
by Tim Scrafton
Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Film/TV clichés
Replies: 120
Views: 14892

Re: Film/TV clichés

Whenever a newspaper is seen on screen, the relevant headline we are supposed to read is stated with an exclamation mark, to scream out a sensational effect. This never happens in real life. Watching the Public Eye episode 'Lifer' tonight it features a newspaper cutting shouting 'Stafford charged - ...